Michael Kaplan is the Costume Designer of Episode VII

Michael Kaplan

 

Michael Kaplan to join JJ Abrams from Star Trek to Star Wars.

Securing perhaps the biggest costume job going at the moment, Michael Kaplan has officially been chosen as costume designer for Star Wars Episode VII. It was on his IMDb page for a short while (later removed), but now the appointment has been corroborated by the man himself. “I am very excited to be working on Star Wars” Kaplan confirms to Clothes on Film “I’m so looking forward to collaborating, once again, with JJ.”

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Star Wars Returning to the UK

Star Wars Episode VII To Be Filmed In The UK

 

After filming much of the prequels in Australia, Star Wars continues the “return to its roots” policy by opting to film Episode VII in the UK. While a specific studio location has yet to be announced, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy confirmed the decision stating, “We’ve devoted serious time and attention to revisiting the origins of Star Wars as inspiration for our process on the new movie, and I’m thrilled that returning to the UK for production and utilising the incredible talent there can be a part of that.”

 

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Part 2 of Ongoing Official Lucasfilm Interview with George Lucas & Kathleen Kennedy

Part 2 of Ongoing Official Lucasfilm Interview with George Lucas & Kathleen Kennedy

Disney Purchases Lucasfilm

Disney Has Purchased Lucasfilm for $4.05 Billion

In a move that sent shock waves across the entertainment industry George Lucas has sold Lucasfilm Ltd. to Disney who quickly announced that a new Star Wars trilogy was in development with the first film to be released in 2015.

“Lucasfilm reflects the extraordinary passion, vision, and storytelling of its founder, George Lucas,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company. “This transaction combines a world-class portfolio of content including Star Wars, one of the greatest family entertainment franchises of all time, with Disney’s unique and unparalleled creativity across multiple platforms, businesses, and markets to generate sustained growth and drive significant long-term value.”

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Episode VII – A Brave New Galaxy (Far Far Away)

Only a week ago, Star Wars as far as live action cinematic blockbusters goes, was dead. The fanbase itself was much quieter and more fragmented while many communities moved off into different directions.  Then came the last days of October, and the paradigm shifted.  In one day, the East Coast was decimated, and Star Wars was real again.  Communities of fans tight during the age of the Prequels have come back together, with many rivalries seemingly forgotten.  Star Wars is back, and we’re ready to debate Palpatine Clones and lightsaber colors again.

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